Melvin provides pregame updates: Norberto, Cespedes, McCarthy, etc.
Bob Melvin talks with reporters prior to Game 2 with the Dodgers, revealing updates on his team.
Today we're doing today certainly tomorrow possibility as well yesterday. And two strikeouts. Sixty pitches pitched well. That's what we asked me go do this won't happen and we would certainly give me one -- off that. It. It does. Grip and it is at a site -- You think that's better or. Now we can do that I think we can simulate that up in the clubhouse you can -- bite him -- Do that type of thing that it probably the most uncomfortable part form is he's never DH before. And -- and being acquired taste it's basically -- four times in games where he's gonna find. You know something to -- keep yourself ready. Shouldn't be hard to do but I think we'll ease into it decent today is -- effort -- -- -- -- -- we will use in this game DH and then we'll take it. So it's easier to use and yeah. Well -- you know out of business. Yeah bit. Also. He's in -- -- tremendous amount of power in the hands driven in runs and big runs and you look at the record that we have with him in the lineup and certainly and the prevalence. Force in the middle lineup so it's good to give back in the lineup whether we swung the bats well and I give up and try to -- her McCartney -- Now he's on his own today so -- you know we ran through the rigors yesterday he was running for flat first going first to third. Really had a kind of a taxing day as far as trying to figure out where we are -- some. So we feel comfortable in no plans. To run today especially now McCarthy. -- -- talking to -- -- but we'll we'll we'll leave them for a Democrat you summarize we'll. Yeah -- you know. There's an excellent chance we will -- We will there's an excellent chance we will deal here. Pretty soon and Tyson Ross will pitch on Saturday. So. It looks to be the moves to deal on the little left. We'll wait until Tyson gets here. See what transpires and eating out but that's there's a good chance that at some but certainly -- will be able -- there. Regardless of what happened to me. Yeah I think we show up for it. Bob cluck should talk too early to tell on McCarthy. One day after spirited it was something we talked in did you did you sense of it it's just one day veterans' minutes in the past. Or weeks or not -- did I I said hi to him today I haven't talked to about that. Purposely purposely. And I looked -- trainers do you have army probably talk tomorrow about how he's feeling but certainly we hope he's ready to go on on Sunday. Based on how he hits yesterday you know he's pitched every time out the last 56 times were always. Want him to be able to pitch it it we've -- also that we. You know we're gonna be careful with -- we need him next time diminished. You open like I decided that weather balloon up -- 85 was it. So I would've taken him out that inning had you gotten any time but he'd like he's been so often he's been very economical and I did. You know eighty pitches in seven innings you do it the way he's done it now to have that kind of command of eleven days off I don't know how he does it. You know it once he gets to that fifth day before. No matter what timing he's had off. He treats it is that is my routine five days we'll start all go about my business in that fashion and and seems to be able to work -- that's that's difficult thing for me out. Just -- like especially the hitters couldn't see anything different owners just want us. Yeah you go through the course. You know and I think the reason you notices because he's been so consistent for us and I think struck out four times or whatever which we have not seen them. And the guys are gonna go through over the course of the season. So I'm not too worried about that whether -- not make him a day off here at some point probably could be in the -- which you know -- we try to keep him. Healthy rested them. You know it's it's it's part of baseball you go through your ups and downs. We're still here that the base. It was good to secure video we'll run yeah he knew couple days ago he was needed a day off we've actually -- -- matter quite a bit since he's had a groin injury. Yeah we've had some days off to play with the with the day off the other day of play one day and -- off in the day game tomorrow night. This one was scheduled for them. But that's baseball some stats. You can -- Those numbers -- so good on the road -- so not good is there any explanation. Besides that -- Well he's pitched well on the road it's just two games that he hasn't pitched well also now. So I think that's when you look at numbers it's not exclusively pitches well at home pitched for them -- I don't -- case. This isn't you know when your command guy like him you can keep on a big part of our team. You know it's older could do a little different as far as -- caught the ball park here is. Proposed some of the other places in the league hitters or some comfort ability I think that goes along with what he does here but it. Again we feel good about it takes now whether we're on the road roared home. Since it is very. -- only better that kind of excitement that you and he. Happened here. Yeah things are you know he's also gonna ask -- some DH he knows. Whether or not that's Kennedy coincidence or not. I think it probably is based on a guy that's -- a pinch hitter in the National League and and a good one. You know you go through he's gone through a lot of the hot spell while he's been playing so yeah. You know it's easy to pick out numbers and make -- look like we want -- certainly those numbers are significant but he's gonna get -- needs to especially when. Join -- comes back. Table playing field so he'll he'll figure it out he. Read it in this over. 100 years. You know it's kind of bring to -- them right through. It was good you don't -- get home run for president he. Yeah it is I mean yeah. You know we we want to be careful as far as when we actually gave -- a close enough to. There has -- relieving how long the last year was first here and I can you know I've said many times -- -- spring training and we decided -- -- As a great spring settlement -- When I was set seventh or eighth inning setup role very nicely -- we wanted to make sure that he is. Comfortable that we didn't -- and -- soon into closing role in the opportunities as he's been terrific. Then. Might -- another option. Closer and your future. Well that both are pretty interchangeable. Once again and somebody else. How do you feel. Past I think change. Sometimes based on what -- -- seeing in the personnel that you have. You know I don't think you put -- you're closing type situation like we have here recently in them in a month say hey you know we really don't need him there so. Thing is based a lot of on the personnel we feel like we have the guys that are able to get us -- ninth inning as well also. I think -- -- as far as an organizational. Philosophy on that I think. Like anything. You adjust and adapt to the times and you know I think we're overall than anything we have close to a select guys. You know for the job and guys that are leading -- -- set -- doing and try to stick with what. Historically definitely for the better. What's bigger factor visible and laughing at I think it's a medal on. Just there's you know there's no hell no help behind you where you're setting up you always know there's someone behind -- -- yeah we're. Once you're out there for the ninth inning you're risen again. Pretty much -- You know settle in on your shoulders what do you do or not so I think that's more so. It's just -- getting into the closer. Let me do one last night I didn't do very well so I had to stand behind him watch. It's a problem I guess that's probably the. Just let the World Series hero status -- occasions -- he does is concerned the sport. The -- are going deeper -- games and last. Hopefully I mean that it is based on your pitch counts to me. You have a 10010 pitches in the fifth inning technically so. Once becomes more economical certainly want McCarthy just you and we're. You know overall weren't going deeper in games and after a few more strikes his ball strike ratios have -- -- better -- we're seeing progress definitely. Guys yeah. Beat us here and having your legs you know picked up some of the guys on the -- helped give him different perspectives managed. Yeah I think it's you know -- or written in spring training -- we try to bring some players in from the past here too because this organization doesn't have such rich past. -- don't World Series championships western division champions you know crowns and so forth and I think. You know it's always nice to have those people around. Especially with us trying to make our transition happened backwards organization has -- I think anytime you have these guys around him. Talked about those you know experiences that -- just better player for.